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URL :http://blog.wired.com/defense/
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Posts on Regator:6214
Posts / Week:19.7
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The New Libya Is Free, If You Don’t Count The Jailed Journalists

Libya is still better than under Qadhafi. But it's still awful for press freedom, more than a year and a half after NATO helped topple the regime.

Things Never to Text When You’re Accused of Bombing Boston: ‘LOL’

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's text messages prompted his friends to, allegedly, attempt to destroy evidence in the case on his behalf.

U.S. Looks to Re-Up Its Mexican Surveillance System

When President Obama visits Mexico's new president this week, they might want to discuss what to do about that giant telephone eavesdropping system the U.S. is funding.

CIA’s New Tech Chief Hails From AOL (But Don’t Hold That Against Her)

A former AOL vice president is poised to become the chief of science and technology for the Central Intelligence Agency. But before you make those jokes about octogenarians on dial-up, keep in mind: she's also been a NASA Jet Propulsion...

Horrific Video Captures Fatal Plane Crash in Afghanistan

Video captured yesterday's deadly civilian cargo plane crash in Afghanistan. Horrible, horrible video.

Spy Chief Already Apparently Knows How Boston Intel Probe Will End

Internal watchdogs for three U.S. intelligence and security agencies will review their info on the Boston bombing, but the chief of U.S. spycraft still says there was no intel failure.

No One Wants the Pentagon’s Gigantic Hydrogen-Powered Drone

The Pentagon spent millions developing a humongous hydrogen-fueled drone that could fly at soaring altitudes for a week at a time. Now the drone is on its lonesome, because no one wants to buy it.

Pentagon Paying China – Yes, China – to Carry Data

The Pentagon is so starved for bandwidth that it's paying a Chinese satellite firm to help it communicate and share data.

Surrounded by Somali Militants, American Jihadi Live-Tweets His Standoff

Omar Hammami, the American jihadist in Somalia, sent out ominous tweets on Monday about an attack from his old allies in al-Shebab that seemed as if his death might be imminent.

How the CIA’s Bags of Cash Undermined the Afghanistan War

Let Hamid Karzai be a cautionary tale. The U.S. can't buy foreign allies. It can only rent them. And even then, the cash undermines Washington's broader goals.

Inside the CIA Mission to Haul Plutonium Up the Himalayas

Once, the CIA tried to put sensors in the Himalayan mountains to spy on China. It nearly ended in complete failure.

Obama Unveils New ‘Red Line’ for Syria’s Chemical Weapons

President Obama meant to box in Syrian dictator Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons. Instead he may have boxed himself into a military escapade he doesn't want.

Just What the Mexican Drug War Needs: More Vigilante Militias

Mexico's drug war isn't just a conflict between the government and heavily-armed cartels. There's a third faction: vigilantes who operate in the space between the law and the lawless. Now the vigilantes are getting legalized.

These Classy Defense Contractors Are Already Looking to Cash In on Boston

The newly-limbless victims from the Boston Marathon attack are still being treated, and the alleged bomber is still under interrogation. But for a handful of defense and intelligence contractors, it's never too early to start pimping their products as the...

Syrian Blood Tests Positive for Sarin Gas, U.S. Spies Say

The U.S. intelligence community has uncovered strong evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria. Several blood samples, taken from multiple people, have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin.

Top U.S. Spy: Don’t Blame Us for Boston

Congressmen are already lining up to label the Boston Marathon bombing as yet another failure of the U.S. intelligence community. The head of America's 16 spy agencies has response for the Capitol Hill critics: back off.

Welcome to the Age of Big Drone Data

The Air Force can't deal with all of the footage its flying spy 'bots take. And with the fancy new cameras the drones are getting, the problem is about to get way, way worse.

Here’s Your Chance To Win a Celeb Workout With David Petraeus

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned after an extramarital affair, now has a stint doing workouts for charity. Retired Admiral Mike Mullen, once the Pentagon's top officer, is playing Battleship.

The U.S. Droned His Village. Now the White House Wants to Meet

Powerful Americans are beginning to listen to Farea al-Muslimi, a 23-year-old, California-educated Yemeni who wants to stop the drone strikes in his country. Including some in the White House.

Yemeni Tells Senators About ‘Fear And Terror’ Caused By U.S. Drones

For the first time, a Senate panel heard from a Yemeni citizen about what deadly U.S. drone strikes look like on the ground and through foreign eyes.

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